Sean Price: Our Spotify Playlist Tribute to a Real One
It’s been five years today since the passing of hip hop legend Sean Price. One half of Heltah Skeltah. Boot Camp Clik cardholder. Sean P was one of the most prolific, consistent and raw emcees in hip hop history. We’ve made playlists before, but we want to pay tribute to Sean Price by compiling a Spotify playlist of some of his numerous classics as a tribute.
Before that, we’d like to take some time to look deeper at Mic Tyson. Sean Price never became a pop icon, but to those who love hip hop culture the emcee embodied. Or better yet, bodied it.
Price once told OkayPlayer about his mass production approach to writing songs:
“Listen, it ain’t really no preparation my G, It’s like somebody will be like hey, got some beats. I come through, the next thing you know, I do four songs then I bounce, I don’t do shit for a while. When I get that buzz again, l I do about five [songs], Then I’ll do like one every day for like a week then disappear. The next thing you know, I’ve got like 40 songs, and I’m like what the fuck?”
One of the things that always impressed me about Sean Price was that he was never “above the work”. Ruck did features with everyone! He appears in too many collabs and guest spots to name. I feel like a lot of rappers would get a big head and stop doing features for anything less than a Lexus, but Price was always putting in work. And by many accounts, he lived a regular life.
Let’s see what the hip hop community has to say about their fallen brethren today on Twitter.
There’s no doubt we’re missing at least 10 of your favorites. We only added 14 songs to the list which represent about .01% of Sean Price’s catalog. We humbly apologize for this oversight: